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Jordi Lippe-McGraw
June 27, 2016

You may have never heard of Alesund, Norway, but it is one of the hottest towns out there…literally. That’s because they broke the world record on June 25th for creating the world’s tallest bonfire as part of their summer solstice festival.

Norwegian residents made the 155.5-foot blaze out of more than 30,000 pieces of wood that were carefully stacked and then nailed together. For safety precautions, the whole bonfire was placed on an artificial island. Interested spectators watched from boats and a full fire service was onsite in case of emergency. The fire, which has grown in size every year, burned all night making for some excellent social media posts.

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